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time on the internet: discover unusual facts, learn some new things,
wake up your brain cells and have some fun.
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|31 july||Totally silly ways to waste time:
|30 july||Nutrition facts database: check the facts on menu items from 230 restaurants, or look up 19,000 favorite foods by brand name.|
|30 july||Friday cat picture, found at 86.net.|
|29 july||Happy Birthday, Marco! Just for you, sports trivia. Who are the 10 Best Athletes of all time?|
|28 july||Visit Bill Gates' estate. You are your own tour guide. Simply click on the active areas of the image or use the text links to navigate. In the library, you'll find Leonardo da Vinci's 16th-century notebook, the Codex Leicester, which Gates bought for $30.8 million.|
|27 july||How do companies think up their names? Here is a list of company name etymologies with their name origins explained. Some origins are disputed. (via a welsh view)|
|26 july||Human beings have been getting remarkably fat since prehistoric times, but accurate weighing is mostly a twentieth-century phenomenon, so the heaviest man or woman ever must always remain a matter of conjecture. Every age and culture has a tale of some remarkable heavyweight, but how much these Paul Bunyans of bulk have grown in the telling is impossible to say. The 900 Club lists every known individual who has staked a claim to a weight of 900 pounds or more, in descending order of magnitude.|
|25 july||Charles de Gaulle once asked, "How can you govern a nation that has two hundred and forty different kinds of cheese?" The French Cheese Library has descriptions and pictures of just about every cheese you've ever heard of. (via j-walk)|
|24 july||Zen Gardens web site is dedicated to the gardens of Japan, and more specifically to the historic gardens of Kyoto and its environs. Many of the featured gardens are located within Zen monasteries. Visit each garden, move through or around it, experience it through the medium of high-quality color images, and learn something of its history.|
|23 july||False advertising: a gallery of parody. (via steel white table)|
Create a kaleidoscope of your favorite web page. Type in the URL of your choice; images are scanned and a kaleidoscope is created from them. Try the same site multiple times to see different kaleidoscopes.
Here's a kaleidoscope of this corsinet.com page.
|21 july||Panoramas.dk features full screen Quicktime VR photos from the worlds best VR Photographers. View more than 120 fullscreen QTVR movies from more than 28 different countries made by more than 50 photographers, including the first and last panoramic photos taken on the moon. (via Presurfer)|
|20 july||Remember breakfast? Our favorite part about breakfast was always the cereal isle at the grocery store. What a sensory overload it was to see all those brightly colored characters enticing us to indulge in their sugar coated goodness. But those characters had their dark sides to be sure, and rather than let those dark sides remain undiscovered, Crazy Cow has gone so far as to dig up all the dirt on your favorite cereal mascots.|
|19 july||What's That Stuff? Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? Chemical & Engineering News presents a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products.|
|18 july||Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased this estate - originally known as Arbremont - in 1955. In 1973 Hillwood, her last estate in Washington, D.C., was bequeathed to the public as a museum. Her magnificent French and Russian collections remain on view at Hillwood Museum and Gardens.|
|17 july||An excellent advertisement: Room 808|
On April 11, 1981, in a quiet wooded resort of Plumas County, CA, something horrible happened. Something so horrible that the people who still reside there refuse to talk about it.
Inside rustic Cabin 28, a woman was found stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Her teenage son and his friend were also mutilated and killed. 13 year old daughter Tina was missing, her body would not be found for 3 years.
|15 july||Comic Cats has more than 200 funny and cute cat photos, cartoons, videos, and vintage comics. Awww, everyone loves kitties!|
|14 july||Remember wax lips? Flying saucers, candy buttons and pixy stix? Visit sweetnostalgia.com if you get a craving for penny candy favorites from childhood days. "We don't just sell great candy, we sell great memories!!"|
|13 july||Take a virtual tour of England. Visit Abbey Road, Stonehenge, the Tower of London, and many other famous locations. There is absolutely no jet lag, no frustration from standing in long lines because of airport security and the tour costs nothing.|
|12 july||Do you have a suggestion for making the world a better place? Or just making an everyday chore easier? Submit your idea at Everything Ideas. (via Bacon and Eh's)|
|11 july||As Good As Your Word: A very tough vocabulary quiz from the dictionary of the Encarta Reference Library. (We got 6 right out of 10!)|
|10 july||The Bob Rivers Show is a morning radio show on 102.5 KZOK in Seattle, WA. The website offers a great collection of Twisted Tunes song parodies, a joke archive, and lots of other fun stuff.|
|9 july||Are you curious about which celebrities agree with your political viewpoints? It's not surprising that Richard Gere donates to Democratic candidates or Charlton Heston backs Republicans, but do you know who Martha Stewart or Hugh Hefner supports? NewsMeat is the supreme one-click resource for researching individual political donations. (via Yahoo Picks)|
news for us caffeine fiends! More and more studies have linked
coffee consumption to a number of health benefits, including a reduced
risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, gallstones, colon cancer
and potentially heart disease.
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Until recently the privilege to view corpses and the human body’s interior has been confined to medicine students and anatomists in dissection rooms. Now, thanks to Body Worlds, exhibit visitors can view real, authentic human bodies which have been preserved with a unique plastination process.
Since the first exhibition in Mannheim in 1997 more than 15 million people have viewed these cadavers. How morbid.
One of the cards features Recreational Water Illness. "Recreational water illnesses are caused by swimming in water that has been contaminated with feces (poop). "
"Healthy swimming behaviors to stop germs from getting in the water: 1) don't swim when you have diarrhea; 2) don't swallow the pool or lake water; 3) wash your hands when using the toilet & before you get back into the water." Right, but it doesn't say NOT to poop in the water!
|5 july||Through her life, Naomi Graham-Diaz has always had an interest in various ethnical cultures, arts, and traditions but the one that always shone out from the rest was the Japanese culture. After reading Liza Dalby's book, "Geisha", Naomi found herself drawn to these mysterious women. Thus was born Immortal Geisha.|
July Fourth is all about patriotism and celebrating with fireworks, picnics, games, watermelon, ice cream, lemonade, food and just all around good times with family and friends.
But what, exactly, is patriotism?
Is there scientific proof that cell phones can make planes go haywire? Do cookies track everything you do on the Internet? What terrible things happen if you turn off your PC without shutting down Windows? Can hackers destroy data on your computer's hard drive?
|2 july||Just like those supermarket tabloids,
you can't believe everything you read on the internet!
Two recent internet hoaxes:
|1 july||Happy Birthday, Bean!|
|1 july||One hundred and fifty years ago, on July 1, 1847, the first federal United States postage stamps were issued in New York City. The first stamps were: a five-cent stamp honoring Benjamin Franklin and a ten-cent stamp honoring George Washington. Read more at the Today in History Archive from the Library of Congress.|
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